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, in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, diane. we've heard some very loud explosions all around us tonight as israeli missiles land. we've heard the disting woosh of outgoing rockets at hamas returns fire. tonight, it sees this burst of violence is only getting worse. all day long, rockets filled the bright blue sky, gaza militants firing on israel. at least one rocket landed tonight in tel aviv, israel's commercial capital. sirens blared. residents hit the ground. three israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south. this as israeli warplanes pounded the gaza strip. its target? militant groups, most notably, hamas. but caught in the cross-fire, at least 12 civilian, including that 11-month-old boy. "what did my son do to die like this?" his father cried. this is what the aftermath of one of these strikes looks like. a massive crater filled with cinderblock and rebar, with a strong smell of diesel fuel, several of the houses around were damaged very badly. and the residents here on this street tell us they hope hamas and the other groups keep firing roc
would test him. he was going to test me. it ended up being a test for both of us since we both ran pretty quickly. that was the foundation of our relationship. >> reporter: broadwell got to know petraeus' wife holly, both in the front row just seats away from each other during his cia confirmation hearing. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus. and so far, no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, age 4 and 6. for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends, who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt he let the team down. and that he obviously wanted to, to make it, to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporter: a long way from 2007, in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is so consuming, it is something that takes every waking minute of every day.
on that looming fiscal cliff on january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> look at what the president had to say. look closer at what i had to say. there's no barri
but some of the customers tell us there will definitely not be down here shopping late at night or early in the morning. reporting live, john gonzalez , abc 7 news. >> and murder investigation under way. around 4:00 a.m. police were called to 37th street. this after someone heard gunshots, there they found a man was shot to death. his identity has not yet been released. so far police do not have a description of any possible suspects. >> 12:o prepared the special cut expected to take center stage in about 90 minutes when the president will hold his first news conference. abc 7 will carry that live. after that the president will meet with several ceos to talk about the economy and the deficit. he will then meet with congressional leaders on friday. there 48 days to come tax increase and deep spending cuts would take affect. of course abc 7 oppose a lot coverage of the news conference starts at 1:30. our senior reporter scott thurman will be there. watch for his report tonight on abc 7 news at 5:00 p.m. the david petraeus scandal sure to cause some questions for the president. and the woma
alarmed by the e-mails, she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife, holly petraeus, is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't having an affair then, which leads us to the first big question -- when did the affair begin? petraeus' friends claim it started around november 2011, two months after he took over the cia, an important point, since he could be tried under military law for adultery. >> it didn't begin when he was in the army. >> reporter: but many who know the general suspect it began months earlier in afghanistan. it was september 2010 that broadwell made her first of six visits to petraeus in the warzone after being granted extraordinary access to write the book about him. >> when i was in kabul, we would do a lot of interviews on runs. for him, i think it was a good distraction from the war. >> reporter: question two -- when did the fbi get involved? it was around may or june that the fbi was tracing those threatening e-mails sens
for all of us, especially compared to yesterday's. it was 65 degrees. most but dealing with the freezing mark this morning or colder. a chilly start, but it will be a good day. sunny skies all a round. show last into the weekend. 36 of reagan national. with the exception of annapolis on the day at 42. 32 at dulles. 30 in gaithersburg. 36 and fredericksburg. temperatures may stay in the 40's with clear conditions which a top out around 50 in the district. your seven-day in a minute but let us get a check on traffic. >> thank you. a traffic moving pretty well. 395 and from springfield into the district. as a matter with your alexandria and arlington across the bridge, no early incidents. we look pretty good all the way up through 95 in the main lanes. and the express lanes. a problem in prince william county, an accident and earlier this hour closing the southbound prince william parkway at wellington road. the other direction is open. watch for the southbound closure. and over to springfield up to springfield, it looks pretty good. traffic on your left good and the hov lanes good. back to
news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. watch dog groups say the use of broadwell was a brilliant move by a company seeking an edge in washington. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew he was friend with her. anyone in the agencies would know this is some one, petraeus will be favorable towards. >> broadwell is not the only woman who seems to have tried to been frit from ties to general petraeus. tampa socialite jill kelley used the name in the summer to broker a contract for $4 billion energy facility with senior officials of the south korean government. according to new york businessman, adam victor. >> ms. kelley made it clear to me that general petraeus put her in -- in this position. and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels that they were essentially doing a favor for general petraeus. >> reporter: the new york businessman broke off dealing with kelley when she asked for an $80 million commission. no immediate comment from kel y kelley. a source said he had nothing to do with jill kelley's deal and
retired, are in the heat of the spotlight and martha raddatz tells us what happened today. martha? >> reporter: diane, the consequences of dave petraeus' infidelity are astonishing. the nation is left without a cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught up in this bizarre web, as well. it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he admitted he did. >> reporter: at the center of this web, jill kelley, the tampa socialite and honorary military ambassador, living near the centcom headquarters where petraeus and allen were once based. officials say it was early this summer that kelley received anonymous e-mails, accusing her of flaunting her friendly relationshi
've got a lot more invest game to do. >> and john is with us now. a question a lot of people are going to be asking, did anyone smell gals beforehand? >> reporter: no, and that's what's so puzzling. no reports of any smells of gas in the days leading up to the blast. now, to give you an idea just how powerful it was, this is only a flew block radius of the blast, but it could be felt three miles away. >> john, thank you. our abc team on the scene all day today. drew smith, among the first to get inside that neighborhood and he reported in just a short time ago here. >> reporter: david, there's just massive destruction here inside this richmond hills subdivision on the southeast side of indianapolis. you can see there are bulldozers out here. people are trying to get everything cleaned up. what used to be five homes less than 24 hours ago are nothing more than rubble. at least 80 homes affected by the blast that went off shortly after 11:00 eastern time last night. windows blown out. and you can see the cleanup here is going to take quite some time. authorities are working with federal
raddatz, starts us off. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. paula broadwell has surrounded herself with lawyers and has said nothing since the scandal broke five days ago. but for the first time we got a glimpse of her here in washington, d.c. overnight, we captured these images of paula broadwell, here inside her brother's home, having a quick dinner and glass of wine. still silent about the accusations swirling around her. caught up in the storm, now, the highly-respected general who commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly. after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary teamed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done
. if the president and republicans can keep us from going off the fiscal cliff. >> some saying if we do go off the fiscal cliff, we'll go into recession, as well. >>> and take a look at this, thousands of "twilight" die-hards setting up camp for days outside of a los angeles movie streeters just to be there when the stars come out. and it's not just teenage girls. there's fans of all ages, anxiously waiting for the final installment. we'll tell you what the movie studio is doing to help them pass the time in line. >>> we're going to start with new details on the affair that's brought down the head of the cia. the decorated and celebrated four-star general, david petraeus, once considered a possible presidential candidate. it started in an fbi investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his vid videograph videographer. we start with pierre thomas in washington. >> reporter: the keeper secrets was keeping a scandal of his own. and just like that, a storied military career and life of service to country. the resignation of the cia director stunned a city not easily shocked. one of the count
. they told us they've simply seen too many agreed to and then broken. david? >> alex marquardt in gaza city tonight. alex, thank you. men while, rockets from gaza are reaching deep into israel. sending families into shelters. abc's matt gutman is in israel tonight. >> reporter: good evening, david. there are thousands of israeli troops massing on the gaza border right now, just a few miles south of me. but there's been no deterrent for the rain of rockets that have slammed into here. four of them in this town alone, four of them where i'm standing. in this surveillance video, you see the plume of shrapnel and smoke engulfing the building, a car shredded. just today over 100 such rockets were lobbed into israel, nearly half intercepted by the iron dome defense system. the missile system which the u.s. helped develop has been knocking rockets out of the sky. instantly, radar detects rockets trajectory, firing an intercepting missile. so far the system has knocked out over 300 rockets, with a stunning 90% kill rate. israel has authorized the call-up of 7 can,000 reserves. tanks are already mas
us. senator chambliss, when did you first find out about this investigation of general petraeus and what were you told? >> well, i was not told about it until friday. you know, the intelligence community became aware of it on tuesday. actually, late afternoon on tuesday. and then, by the time it sifted through the appropriate channels, through the white house, we were told on friday. >> so, you know, one of your colleagues congressman peter king, chair of homeland security in the house said that fbi director had an obligation to go to the white house and inform the relative authorities, earlier, do you agree with that? >> well, listen, david petraeus is a great leader, a great patriot. and he's a guy who has probably contributed more to the safety of the united states of america over the last decade than any one, single individual and he's a good leader. and what leaders do, when they're put in a difficult position is, they lead. and he led here by doing what he thought was the right thing. and i think he did do the right thing. i don't think there's any question. but it would h
veterans day in a decade that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. >>> and with that, we take a look at weather from across the country on this monday morning. mountain snow in the cascades and north rockies from rain from seattle and portland and boise. some morning frost and freeze warnings in southern california, arizona and new mexico. showers and thunderstorms from cleveland and detroit down to nashville and new orleans. >> beautiful along the east coast. getting up to the 60s from new england to new orleans. mostly 40s in the nation'sed with section and in the northwest. >>> and when we come back this morning, being intriguing new research as scientists try to unlock the mystery of autism. >>> andelp wanted. why airlines could be scrambling to get pilots in the cockpit. >>> and twinkies on the brink. a nationwide strike could spell the end for the sugary classic snack cake. >>> welcome back, everybody. and some alarming business news this morning. could this be the end of twinkies? workers are there on strike at hostess bakeries around the country after the company cut wages an
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who blew the whistle on the affair who brought down general david met tray use. she got e-mail so threaten sheg went to the 00 fbi. new details of the high-profile mistress at the center of the case. >>> caught on tape. the deadly blast rips through home, people scrambling to escape. investigators racing to figure out what caused the explosion before it happens again. >>> water world. unbelievable new pictures of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling high seas almost waist high. the most famous landmark impacted right now. >> crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a k3e9er. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recover, of course, her father, one of the many veterans who served this country for so long. welcome back. >> thank you very much. >>> late friday, cia director david petraeus forced to resign after the fbi discovered his affair with pa
. the fact that he was using a gmail account for awful this trying to hide things in the draft folder so nothing was truly sent. but they would have a shared account all in the draft folder that was the best that the cia director could come up with gmail? >> gmail? >> much lesser scale. some of the things you hear on the street. layman's reaction. >> from the dudes. >> dudes. >> like how you guys are trying to cover your hineys. >> not frying to cover. stories that make you go, hmm. the president talked about the looming fiscal cliff and what he said at the white house got a lot of attention on wall street. stocks sank because of fears there will not be a deal by end of the your to head off higher taxes and those steep spending cuts as well. the dow tumbled 185 points. almost 1.5%. overseas markets are trending lower this morning. the thing is, you hear people in other situations say the president, because now he doesn't face re-election is more than willing this team to perhaps let the country go off the fiscal cliff much more than he was last time around. so a real potential that every
the u.s. is only a few years away, now, from producing more oil than saudi arabia. the international energy agency also predicts the u.s. could become energy-inspect by the year 2035. but many experts remain doubtful. >>> meanwhile, new video from the record flood in central italy. you see the river here sweeping this boat away and ripping trees from the ground. at least four people have been killed in the floods. three of them, when a bridge collapsed. rescuers in the helicopter you see there were able to pull one man to safety, after his car was swept away. >>> and four-time nascar champ jeff gordon will have to pay up for the deliberate wreck that sparked a wild brawl in phoenix over the weekend. gordon has been fined $100,000 and docked 25 points for slamming clint bowyer into the wall you see there. >>> and could it be true? are humans collectively getting dumber? a new study from stanford university claims that humans have been steadily losing intelligence for thousands of years because, thanks to advancements in technology, we no longer need intelligence to survive. this is ha
to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire," a hamas spokesman told us. israel will continue carrying out massacres against our people. there have been talks but officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment, rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option incling the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing, that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved, meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem, which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of even a possible ground assault, how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecting it as we heard from alex. >> reporter: well, not rejecting it. what we understand is that it is a te
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to us because his wife said she is scared for her life. >> who would not be? >> according to the police report, his wife, a former staff member of the school, said she was attacked by three women. she claims was two staff members and the principal thelma jarrett. >> the principal? physically hit her? >> yes. >> the police report says one suspect said, "get her." she was hit in the face with a closed fist. she delta the groundout of three women kicked her. they called the father. it >> you need to come back. somebody just punched a mommy. >> the school parent-teacher coordinator is crying foul. >> when we came onms. jarrett was trying to break up the confrontation. >> there refuted the claims against the principle. >> i never saw her kick, punch or any assault at all. "she was hurt. what the evidence have been interviewed by police. -- >> at the evidence has been interviewed. there were allegations and they are looking into taking the appropriate action. the priority is insuring the staff stays focused at the coolidge rose forward. we will be covering this has the story begins to develop
for the zumba instructor alexis wright and her business partner. accused of using her dance studio as a brothel, building a client list of more than 150 men including prominent community members. that story gets me all tounge-tied. >> i know it does. i wonder why. a driver who fled the scene of a hit and rush crash in milwaukee over the weekend may be surprise to learn it was all caught on surveillance video. the car ran a stop sign. hit an. uv. went airborne. landed on its side. neighbors rushed to rescue a woman unconscious at the time and her child hanging from the car seat. no word yet on whether police have tracked down that driver. >>> tens of thousand of folks gathered to get a glimpse as mother nature briefly pulled the plug over northern australia. it was a total solar eclipse. >> crowds erupted in cheers as the moon passed between the sun and earth. plunging the reason into darkness. the peak of the eclipse lasted over 2:00 in australia. hotels have been booked solid more than three years. more than 50,000,0 people flood the area. >>> a good will store saying hello, dali, salvador dal
extramarital affair. she expects petraeus to testify. new clues into the e-mails the top u.s. commander afghanistan and tampa ey.ialite jill kell we're following every development. this is video of paula broadwell. dianne feinstein wants to note exactly what kind of paula broadwell been privy to. other lawmakers want to hear what petraeus knew about the attacks in benghazi. paula broadwell is seen for the since news of the affair that brought down david petraeus. biographer is seen having some int her brother the district tonight. in theer brother's home district site. was certainlynt s informedwhen he wa about the situation. twist in the scandal has put a harsh light on another four-star general, john allen. he is being investigated 20,000-30,000 e- himself and jill kelley. those on capitol hill are attempting to stay on task. not have any reason to think there are any national issues. >> the attack on benghazi has taken a back seat. petraeus may still find himself facing the senate intelligence committee. of has a great deal we need it.that >> the generals' confirmation hearings were
up. experts are now warning that the most common beans used for your morning cup of joe could dry up and become extinct. we'll tell you why and if anything can be done from happening. >>> also, at the top of the show this morning, we want to give a big shoutout to everyone on this veterans day. to all of america's fighting men and women overseas and those who have returned home. you're looking at a live shot of the tomb of the unknown soldier. once again, a big salute to all of our fighting men and women. >>> but we're going start here this half-hour with that mystery and fatal explosion in indianapolis. look, more than a dozen homes destroyed. abc's john schriffen is on the story. john, good morning. >> reporter: our affiliate is now reporting at least two people are dead, eight others injured. the blast rocked the neighborhood when many were asleep. forced to quickly grab their pets and flee in their pajamas. authorities have been using searchlights going door to door to see if the number of victims will grow. those at the scene said it looked like a war zone. a deafening explosion
-mails and the investigation that unraveled it all. >>> michael unmasked. a superstar who gave us "thriller." thriller >> obsessed with pills, shopping and his lost childhood. the explosive new book blowing the lid off the secret life of michael jackson and the question that haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her furnish on "dancing with the stars" her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, th
than a dozen models, including the prius. 1 million of the cars were sold here in the u.s. and just last month, toyota recalled more than 7 million vehicles for a different problem. >>> there is more pressure on president obama this morning as he meets with business leaders about the nation's economy. the federal budget deficit last month was $120 billion, 22% more than a year ago. it's a sign the country is on track for its fifth-straight annual deficit of more than $1 trillion. the u.s. has not had a surplus since 2001. >>> u.s. airways is reportedly pushing for a merger with american airlines. sources tell bloomberg news, the smaller airline presented a detailed plan to american's creditors yesterday. american would rather exit bankruptcy as an independent carrier and will make its case to its creditors today. >>> well, black friday, the day after thanksgiving, is traditionally the kickoff for the holiday shopping season. but it may not be the best day to go shopping. the least crowded days to shop are the monday, tuesday, and wednesday, and thursday after thanksgiving. in two we
and on their worst day of their life i was there with them. it's that kind of love. >> many vietnam vets tell us they come here every year as a chance to see each other and a chance to remember absent friends on this special day. live in northwest washington, richard lee. >> president obama paid tribute to the nation's veterans at arlington national cemetery this morning. the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldiers. after the ceremony not only did the president pray the sacrifices of american service men and women and their families, he also talked about taking care of those vets who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. >> no veteran should have to wait months or years for the benefits that you've earned, so we will continue to attack the claims backlog. we won't let up. >> president obama also said no hug or handshake is enough to truly honor those who serve and that more must be done to express our gratitude every day. >> and earlier today people gathered at the world war ii memorial to pay tribute to those who served during ame
. the international energy agency predicts the u.s. will be the world's top oil producer in five years and will be all but self-sufficient in 20 years. the agency is predicting natural gas will become the largest single fuel in the u.s. >>> a new report says that we are doing better at keeping up with our mortgage payments. the percentage of mortgage holders two months or more behind other payments is now the lowest that it's been in three years. that's because the housing market is improving. and low interest rates are making it easier to refinance. >>> the effectiveness of a top flu treatment is now being questioned. a top british medical journal says there is no evidence showing that tamiflu really stops influenza. dozens of governments around the world stock tamiflu in case there's a global flu outbreak. the world health organization says it is convinced that tamiflu does work. but british researchers want to see more data. >>> a new pepsi flavor in japan does diet soda one better. it contains dextrin that supposedly reduces fat in the body. pepsi has introduced flavors in japan like strawberry, s
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